|Celebrated Name:||Robert F Smith|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Robert Fredrick Smith|
|Age:||60 years old|
|Birth Date:||December 1, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Colorado, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Suzanne McFayden(m.1988, div. 2014), Hope Dworaczyk(m.2015-present)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Zoe Smith, Max Smith, Hendrix Robert Smith, Legend Robert Smith, Eliana Smith|
|Is Robert F Smith Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$6 billion|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
Robert F Smith, an African-American businessman, philanthropist, investor. He is one of the richest people African-American to surpass Oprah Winfrey. He is the CEO, founder, and chairman of the “Vista Equity Partners.” Robert was ranked 163rd richest person in America by Forbes. Robert was also named as one of the 100 greatest living business minds in 2017. He was named ‘Executive of the Year’ in 2019. This award recognized Robert’s $34 million pledge to eliminate the student’s loan of the 2019 class of Morehouse College.
Smith was on No. 480 on Forbes magazine of 2018, in the list of world’s billionaires.
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Early Life & Biography
Smith, the fourth generation Coloradoan, was born to Dr. William Robert Smith and Dr. Sylvia Myma Smith on 1 December 1962. Both his parents were school teachers with PhDs. Smith is of African-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Denver.
When Smith was an infant, his mother carried him to the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his eminent speech, “I Have a Dream.” He studied at Carson Elementary School and East High School in Denver. Still studying in High School, he got an internship at Bell Labs; but was told that the internship was for college students. He didn’t lose hope and kept calling every day. One day when a student from M.I.T didn’t show up, he got the admission. There he developed a reliability test for semiconductors.
Smith then went on to attend Cornell University. There he became a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha. Later, he attended Columbia business school, where he acquired the MBA Degree with honors specializing in finance and marketing.
Robert married his fellow Cornell alum, Suzanne McFayden, in 1988. They were being married for 22 years. But everything didn’t go well, and they got separated in 2010. Their divorce finalized in 2014. The couple has three children, Zoe Smith, Max Smith, Eliana Smith. Then, Robert married Hope Dworaczyk, a former Playboy playmate, model, fashion editor, healthy living advocate in 2015. Robert and Hope have two sons, Hendrix Robert Smith on2014 and Legend Robert Smith in 2016. Smith now resides in Austin, Texas.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on December 1, 1962, Robert F Smith is 60 years old as of today’s date 29th November 2023. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Smith started working at Air Products and Chemicals, at Kraft General Food as a chemical engineer and at Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company. Smith earned two European and two United States patents. Smith joined Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2000, in technology investment banking, first in New York and then in Silicon Valley.
Smith also advised on over $50 billion in merger and acquisition merger activity with companies like Apple, Texas Instruments, eBay, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
Smith was the first person from Goldman Sachs San Francisco to focus on acquisition and technology merger.
Smith founded the “Vista Equity Partners” in 2000. He Is the CEO, founder, and chairman of the company. As of 2019, Vista has $46 billion capital commitments. Vista has about 60,000 employees worldwide and owns over 50 software companies, which makes it the fourth largest company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP.
Vista closed its Fund V at $5.8 billion in 2014. Vista Equity Partners was named the best performing private equity firm in 2015. The company has $30 billion under management. Smith was recognized as Private Equity International’s 2016 game changer.
Smith is the first African-American to become the board member of Carnegie Hall. He is also the chairman of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights and serves on the board of overseers of Columbia Business School. He is also the founding director and President of the Fund II Foundation.
He is also the trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs in San Francisco. Smith is one of the largest individual donors at City Hope Of Gala to donate funds towards prostate cancer treatments for black men and breast cancer treatment for black women. He also donated $ 1 million to the Cultural Performance Center, the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.
Smith was named as one of the “Philanthropy 50” by the chronicle of Philanthropy in 2017. He is also the board member of the Louise Armstrong House Museum.
Cornell University awarded Smith in a way by naming the “Robert Fredrick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering” after him. He was awarded the honorary doctorate by Morehouse College.
In May 2019, he announced that he would pay the entire loan debt amount of the Morehouse College students of a total of 296 students. Earlier, he also donated to the school an amount of $1.5 million.
Awards & Achievements
Robert Smith, the founder, chairman, and CEO of “Vista Equity Partners,” is one of the richest African-American in America. He Surpassed Oprah Winfrey. Smith was ranked No.163rd by Forbes as the richest person in America and 480th richest person in the world. To date, his estimated net worth is $5 billion. Smith was also named as 100 greatest living business minds by Forbes in 2017.
Net Worth & Salary of Robert F Smith in 2023
Smith founded “Vista Equity Partners” in 2000, a private equity and venture capital firm. In 2015, Vista Equity Partners boasted it’s 30% annual returns. He made his place into “ Forbes 400” for the first time with the estimated net worth of $2.5 billion, which ranked him to number 269 on the list of richest Americans and richest African-American.
In 2018, his estimated net worth was $4.4 billion and became the nation’s richest African-American.
He owns a house in Austin, Texas; a home in Malibu, California, which he bought for $19.5 million; and a home in New York City, which he bought for $59 million.
As of November 2023, Smith’s estimated net worth is $6 billion.
Smith is one of the richest businessmen in the world and the second richest African-American. He is one of the 100 greatest living business minds. He has earned all this worth with his effort and hard work.